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Johannes Reimer - Mission in Post-Perestroika Russia

NOTE: The text below was written twenty years ago, yet it is as valid as it was when it was first published, not just for Russia, but for the entire Central & Eastern Europe.. 1,036 more words


US to remain close Philippine friend, partner -- “We’re going to keep up that cooperation until we hear otherwise.”

By Jose Katigbak, STAR Washington bureau (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 28, 2016 – 12:00am

US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said US ties with the Philippines are one of the most enduring bilateral relationships within the Asia-Pacific region and a cornerstone of stability for 70 years. 513 more words

He Who Hesitates Is Lost And Russia Hesitated

By Paul Craig Roberts

September 25, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – The Russian government deceived itself with its fantasy belief that Russia and Washington had a common cause in fighting ISIS. 895 more words


Trump Won Putin’s Focus Group

A record number of Americans tuned to watch the debate on Monday night, but someone else was watching, too: the Kremlin media machine. It was the middle of the night in Russia, but the tweets kept coming, making it clear, as always, whose side the Kremlin is on in this election. 878 more words


Obama's Covert Intervention Wreaks Devastation on Syria

In war, it is not truth that is the first casualty. It is some hapless civilian.

Two million residents of Aleppo are without water. The latest aid convoy, which would have supplied a modest amount of food to 25 percent of the city’s residents, was blown apart. 801 more words


Leonid Bershidsky: Putin creates a two-track Russia, powerful abroad but poorer at home

As President Vladimir Putin further tightens his grip on power after dubious elections that gave his party an absolute majority, Russia is sliding into protracted stagnation. 976 more words

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